How To Build Your Followership on Steemit

2년 전


Hi Friends!

I am quickly approaching the 4k follower mark here on Steemit and wanted to share my thoughts on how to grow your followership in a way that attracts people who will be engaged members of your community.

In this vlog, I share some of the myths around growing your audience on Steemit and what my approach has looked like.

I hope you find this video helpful and I look forward to hearing your thoughts in the comments below! If you have any questions on anything I discussed, please don't hesitate to ask.

XO, Lea

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I am very happy to see that my follower number is growing exponentially, I have worked quite hard on Steemit! Thanks for the advise Corus, I recently got on Discord and it was quite cool! I am glad to interact with other Steemians as this social media revolution is growing, I am in it for the technology and freedom! I hope you have a great day, because I started mine well! :D

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Aww that’s so awesome to hear! Discord can definitely be a great way to connect with others!!

Now that your day is off to a great start, I hope the day just keeps getting better and better! ♥️

Great advices here, Lea! You're spot on with everything you said. Cause basically it's not about quantity but about quality. You notice that on a daily basis: the more committed and engaged followers you have, the more fun it gets to interact on the platform. It's all about getting and staying connected.

That's also why I love the term #internetofvalue so much to describe decentralized applications such as steemit.com.

PS: I'm happy to be one of your (almost) 4,000 followers :-)
Keep up the good work!!
Resteemed

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Aww thanks Marly!! Your support means so much to me!

It’s definitely more fun on here when you have a core community of engaged followers. Great point!!

I hope you have an awesome day and thanks again for stopping by! ♥️

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You're more than welcome! :-) The pleasure's mine. It's always nice to see how people grow on Steemit - both from a personal and professional perspective-, and you're definitely a great role model in that context...:-)

  1. Really like you content: CHECK

  2. Really like YOU: CHECK

  3. FOLLOWED!

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its always has to be that way, otherwise its probably a bot.

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hahah YES!! Winning on all fronts! ;)

Totally agree! I think it's all about engaging with people you resonate with! Thanks for being a great example all round! 🙏💗

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Aww thanks my friend!! <3

This is great, thanks for sharing Lea!

Just love your stuff. This is very true, I think that once you get to a certain level of followers with a good rank above 60 you will get more of the "hopefuls" or spammers following you. I do think you'll gain the high quality ones also along the way. I look in the trending pages to try and sift through to the best content creators. Ultimately, the best bloggers will carry Steemit to new heights. They will have a vested interest to do so. I also flag obvious spam. I realized it's better for the everyone involved. I only do this with spam as free speech is imperative. Steem on. Luke Steemwalker @investing

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That requires a level of patience. I haven't seen a whole lot of trending articles that aren't bot assisted. I mean, to consistently have X likes within 10 minutes on a regular, never any comments...

I actually went through the list of people following me, and was shocked to see that a good portion of them were just bots. Which makes it somewhat depressing when I write something, that just disappears like dust in the wind.

I also agree with flagging spam, most of them aren't even creative.

It seems many join with high hopes, but in a system that seems built to game, looks like an uphill battle.

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@bmanmcfly - Your right that it's pretty rare to see a post on the trending page that isn't there because of bots. It didn't always used to be that way around here - but that is the current state of affairs. Usually if you search within tags you are interested in ... you can find some great, quality content at the top.

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Luke Steemwalker?? That's awesome. We should be friends... I'm a huge Star Wars fan. haha

I'm with you on the flagging front. I don't hesitate to flag spammy or ridiculous comments - but I do that at a minimum. For me, I'd rather save my voting power to upvote stuff that I think is awesome.

Thanks for the thoughtful response Luke Steemwalker! :)

Wonderful way to gain new followers that are meaningful and support your work :)

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Thanks @lpreap! I'm glad you connected with this message. Having a ton of followers is no good if they don't engage with your content in a meaningful way. :)

Thanks for stopping by!

My question is... what is inside that box in your back seat? haha! I believe in your message here, Lea. Connecting with others via comments is key along with continuing to add value by posting quality content on a consistent basis. Video is extremely powerful and more Steemians need to take advantage of the awesome apps we have like DTube and DLive to share their stories and ideas.

-Ken

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Now I'm curious too, haha! Great advice as always Lea! Cheers!

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bahahah omg @kenmelendez and @scottshots... you guys won't even believe me. It's a mini christmas tree... don't ask questions.

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Nope, not going to ask. But I am going to lol!

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I thought I was going to use it as a prop in a video... and then I didn't. I borrowed it from someone and i've just been too lazy to bring it back yet. LOL

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Haha! Well, now the box itself was a prop so mission accomplished???

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LOL good point!! I should really get it out of my car... but glad it sparked some fun conversation. haha

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Yup, that was funny.
See what you started with your comment @kenmelendez?

Couldn't have been posted at a better time since I have JUST joined Steemit and I'm navigating my way into figuring out how it all works. Thanks a lot!

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I'm so glad to hear that you found this helpful!! Best of luck on your beginning phases of Steemit! Let me know if you ever have questions... i'd be happy to help. :)

I really dont have anything groundbreaking to add... I really enjoy the quality and consistency of your posts. They all feel light to watch...

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aww that just put a huge smile on my face to hear that. Thanks for the positive feedback!

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You’re welcome

Great advice! This is a lesson that many people don't learn for a long time. The worst mistake that people make is trying to do sub for sub. That is a great way to keep your channel from growing in a meaningful way.

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Thanks for the thoughtful reply @ethanvanderbuilt! I'm glad you connected with this message! You've got a good head on your shoulders on how to approach this platform.

This was actually very helpful. I see my followers growing but I never see engagement so I'm going to try even harder to engage with others even more.

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I think that's a great idea! I'm really glad you found this video helpful! The number of followers doesn't really matter if you aren't getting much engagement yet. Spending a huge chunk of your time reaching out and engaging with others is such a smart idea... especially in the beginning. <3

Thanks for the advices. Cant agree more on human on human contact.
Sidenote. Its kind of frustrating to put a lot of effort and time and not get much notice back. A lot of bots around.
People follow because of money and high paying posts, not quality.
Kind regards,MM

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Hi @psyceratopsb. I totally get how frustrating it can be to keep plugging away without much progress. This is where I think spending a lot of time reaching out to others and building relationships can be a really smart way to approach things. Sometimes experimenting with changing things up can help too. Maybe you try using different tags, or posting at different times of day. I'm not sure if that would help ... but that could be another thing you play around with.

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Good point. I think it's good to keep in mind that the platform is still growing and also there are some people who mainly look for good content. Afterall, the alternative social media sites don't pay anything ever. People have been encouraged to participate without the money factor at the forefront, too, I've seen. Is that what you've seen? I think unless you have tens of thousands of Steem that doing money focused things could be a better use of time elsewhere, but sometimes on Steemit you get the occasional $60 upvote etc if you're doing good content, but whales don't follow around minnows or anything obviously right? Anyways, this was me agreeing with you lolz

[insert meaningful remark here]

But in all seriousness, I'm totally new to Steemit and you seem like a good person to follow.

Thank you for your advice. It was very logical and helpful :)

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I'm so glad you found it helpful!

Very interesting thoughts! Thank you for this video :)

Hi followback😊

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Did you even watch this video? I clearly warn against this kind of behavior.

Very good points!

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Thanks @spite77! I'm glad you resonated with this video!

Thanks for sharing! It’s very usefull

That true

GREAT CONTENT FOLLOW ME ALSO

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You clearly didn't watch the video before posting. Lol

It is all about actual human followers. People that leave comments and actual consume the content. My HwZ episode tomorrow, I touch on the same topic of Networking. You are really good at this, I appreciate you ;)

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aww thanks for the positive feedback @zainenn! You hit it on the head that nothing replaces that human to human connection when it comes to attracting quality followers.

Good advice. Right on. -Says the bot that robotically upvoted, commented and subscribed looking for a follow-back ;) jk

I'll check it out. It's information a lot of Steemian's have interest in. Good subject to talk about!

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Thanks @sutter!

I'm glad you found this helpful! :)

Thanks for the great advise. Resteemed. 👍

First of all, as someone who apparently has some knowledge regarding this subject: Why do people like to make videos of themselves in their cars?

You and I seem to have the same train of thought when it comes to forging connections in this community. In fact, just yesterday I decided to give myself a small challenge. Nothing fancy, I just went and wanted to create 100 quality comments/replies to people in one fell swoop.

You can read up on that here, if you want.

I wasn't rushing doing it, it took about 3-4 hours to complete the challenge from start to finish. Within the same time frame, I usually can write 1-2 posts, depending on how indepth and lengthy it becomes.

Using that same time to actively engage with posters of all kinds of different schools of expertise was exciting to say the least. I managed to increase my follower count by a bit, whether these will be quality followers remains to be seen. I also got quite a few upvotes in the process and also found a lot of content that I actually enjoyed.

I am a fast reader, so that definitively helped. Overall, I think that this challenge is a good way to bring people back into actively making connections and creating actual relationships between the poster and the follower.

This is just my third week on Steemit and I am creeping up to 300 followers. By the time I have been around here for as long as you have, I hope that I will be able to reach the same milestone as you did. Perhaps an even greater one.

Cool, watching the video when i recharge my data, btw possible to get your discord handle?

Personally I only follow people who post content that Im interested in. When I started on Steemit I undervalued the power of commenting, but as soon as I followed some advices, just like yours, with the right way to "succeed" in the platform, my follower base started growing consistently.

I just found this video through a re-steem from one person that I follow, and that's why I follow the right people, I know every post and re-steem they make, it will be appealing to me, and its worth my time to check out the post.

great content, I'm subscribing to your channel right now, Check out my page. I think you will like it ;)

this is the 1st video on Dtube i watched...very helpful and I appreciate the help!!

Your right , nothing worse then being followed by people "ghosts" . I think that I should simply make this thousands of photos and don't care that much about upvotes . Making this more for myself , comments are important , good idea to write and comment stuff you like . Will try to make it more often

Very good video, thanks.

I love it, be nice to people, listen and connect... win, win, win, win 💚
Thanks!

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